Marques du Murrietta - Rioja - Spain
The origin of the Marqués de Murrieta winery is linked to the origin of Rioja wine . Its founder, the Marquis de Murrieta, brought the Bordeaux elaboration techniques to Spain, made his first wine in 1852 in Logroño and settled in the Ygay Estate. Located in the heart of Rioja, this farm houses the Ygay Castle, home of the Marqués de Murrieta wineries, surrounded by 300 hectares of surrounding vineyards.
In 1983, the Cebrián-Sagarriga family collects the witness, and in 2007, they begin a laborious restoration of the Ygay Castle that culminates in 2014, the date on which the winery reopens its doors. Its visitors then begin to enjoy guided tours that begin in the vineyard, run through restored centuries-old areas and end with a professional tasting of their wines accompanied by haute cuisine.
Rising as one of the most emblematic industrial buildings of Europe, the Ygay Castle, declared as a museum in 2019, houses the entire wine history of Marqués de Murrieta, a story that laid the foundations of DOCa Rioja. Inside, you can visit from the historical wine cellar or barrel aging rooms to its wine collection from 1852 to the present day, through the labels and historical documents of Marqués de Murrieta, all forming a private collection of Incalculable value.
The spaces of the Ygay Castle have become the perfect location for holding events, with several dining rooms, a tasting room, a large lounge with a cozy atmosphere with grand piano ... Even a wine bar where you can taste all the Marqués wines de Murrieta and Pazo de Barrantes , the winery that the Cebrián-Sagarriga family owns in Rías Baixas.
Currently, two new elaboration buildings are being built on the farm, which are scheduled for completion in 2020. In this way, Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell and current president of Marqués de Murrieta, culminates a stage of Complete update of the historic winery. His preparation and intrepid vision, to which he has added a young and qualified team, make him the best link between the history and the present of the first winery in Rioja and a guarantee of the future.